Business & Professional Development

CBIZ partners with regional business and industry leaders to develop a vital economic future.

Business Bookkeeping Certificate is designed for those who want to become a bookkeeper or for small business owners who would like to understand bookkeeping better.  Increase your skills in payroll, QuickBooks®, Excel and tax knowledge to enable you to perform bookkeeping accurately and efficiently.

Social Media Certificate will take you through a series of classes that will not only take your business to the next level, but will help you build skills to navigate social media to gain a competitive edge.  You will understand the functions of different platforms and how to use them together.

Check out our Business and Professional Development Classes below. Call (319) 208-5375 to register.

 
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Business Management

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Course Date
A to Z Grant Writing  Online
Accounting for the Numberphobic 10/14/2019
Accounting Fundamentals  Online
Entrepreneurial Book Club: Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons From an Unlikely Entrepreneur by Clifton Taulbert and Gary Schoeniger 10/15/2019
Smart Start - Starting a New Business 9/19/2019
Smart Start - Starting a New Business 10/2/2019
Smart Start - Starting a New Business 11/13/2019
QuickBooks Online® - Software Comprehensive 1/23/2020
QuickBooks Pro Desktop Level I 9/26/2019
QuickBooks Pro Desktop Level II 10/24/2019
How to Boost Sales Through Internet Marketing 9/24/2019
Fundamentals of Technical Writing  Online

Human Resources

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Course Date
SHRM Essentials of HR 10/3/2019

Athletic Coaching

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Course Date
Coaching Authorization Certificate 9/23/2019

Leadership

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Course Date
Buddy to Boss 10/23/2019
Business Mentoring and Coaching 9/12/2019
HR Legal Issues for Managers 10/15/2019
Handling Conflict 11/19/2019
Communication Skills for Managers 12/10/2019
Fostering Diversity in the Workplace 1/23/2020
Retention Tools: The Value of a Stay Interview 12/3/2019
Supervision Certificate 9/25/2019
Supervision Survival Skills 9/25/2019

Social Media

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Course Date
Social Media Certificate 10/15/2019
Basics of Social Media for Business 10/15/2019
Blogging for Business 10/31/2019
Facebook Advertising: Big Ideas for Small Business 11/12/2019
Tagging for Business Optimization 12/4/2019
Email Marketing in a Candy Crush World 12/10/2019
Visual Media In Social Media Marketing 1/14/2020
Pimp My Profile: LinkedIn for Professionals 1/21/2020
Social Media Certificate Final Project 1/28/2020

Business Management

A to Z Grant Writing
You'll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You'll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package. To register https://www.ed2go.com/secc/

  24 Hours, Sessions $95.00
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New Accounting for the Numberphobic
You tell people, I am not a numbers person but, you have a business to manage and grow. How can you learn to make sense out of all this Greek? In this fun and interactive class, you will learn the language of accounting and concepts such as cost of goods sold, expenses, bad debt, depreciation, inventory, debits and credits, assets and liabilities. You will create financial statements and understand how to read them and what they are telling you about your business. You will also discover the difference between cash and profits, cash vs. accrual methods of accounting, and how to calculate financial ratios to track trends in your business. Books and materials are included.

#69801 12 Hours, 2 Sessions $99.00
  SCC CBIZ,112 Janine Clover
  Wednesday, Oct 14 & 16 9 AM - 4 PM

 

 

 

Accounting Fundamentals
Accounting Fundamentals covers all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Whether you're a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, this course will give you a solid foundation in financial matters. To register https://www.ed2go.com/secc/online-courses/accounting-fundamentals?tab=detail

  24 Hours, Sessions $95.00
    Online
     

 

 

 

Entrepreneurial Book Club: Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons From an Unlikely Entrepreneur by Clifton Taulbert and Gary Schoeniger
Entrepreneurship is a mindset that can empower ordinary people to accomplish the extraordinary. You don’t need a revolutionary new idea, a Harvard approved business plan, or millions of dollars from a venture capital firm, what you need is an entrepreneurial mindset. Discover 8 simple life lessons to overcome adversity and achieve independence, whether you are a seasoned business owner or someone with a desire to start a business. The group will meet weekly for 4 weeks to discuss the contents of the book and exchange ideas. Sponsored by America’s SBDC Iowa.

#69815 4 Hours, 4 Sessions $19.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Janine Clover
  Tuesdays, Oct 15 - Nov 5 5:30 - 6:30 PM

 

 

 

Smart Start - Starting a New Business
This workshop will help you analyze your business idea and cover what you need to know to launch your business. You will learn how important a business plan is and ways to create it, how to conduct market research and estimate costs, prepare for a bank loan, legally organize your business and other license/permit requirements, record keeping and taxes, marketing ideas, and what financing options are available. Receive a business plan template and step-by-step guide to opening your business! Class sponsored by America's SBDC Iowa.

#69843 2 Hours, 1 Session $0.00
  Keokuk Public Library,Lower Level Janine Clover
  Thursday, Sep 19 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

#69848 2 Hours, 1 Session $0.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Janine Clover
  Wednesday, Oct 2 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

#69846 2 Hours, 1 Session $0.00
  SCC Mt. Pleasant,102 Janine Clover
  Wednesday, Nov 13 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

QuickBooks Online® - Software Comprehensive
If you subscribe to QuickBooks Online®, this hands-on training seminar is for you! Learn how to set up a company, customer and vendor files, and chart of accounts. Learn how to manage money coming in and money going out including sales, invoicing, paying bills, and tracking expenses. You’ll learn how to reconcile accounts, use inventory and payroll, and use reports to understand your business, including profitability and sales trends. Bring your questions. Book, materials and light lunch included. Basic computer knowledge is required.

#69743 7 Hours, 1 Session $259.00
  SCC CBIZ,110 Janine Clover
  Thursday, Jan 23 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 

 

 

QuickBooks Pro Desktop Level I
If you are a new user of QuickBooks Pro® Desktop, this hands-on training seminar is for you! Learn how to set up a company, customer and vendor files, and chart of accounts. Learn how to manage money coming in and money going out including sales, invoicing, paying bills, and tracking expenses. You’ll also learn how to reconcile accounts, and use reports to understand your business, including profitability and sales trends. All materials are included. Basic computer knowledge is required

#69791 7 Hours, 1 Session $159.00
  SCC CBIZ,110 Janine Clover
  Thursday, Sep 26 8 AM - 4 PM

 

 

 

QuickBooks Pro Desktop Level II
Beyond the basics, participants in this seminar will build on the knowledge they gained in Level I as they learn to work with physical inventory and sales tax, set up and use QuickBooks® payroll, and deal with the “other” accounts found on the balance sheet, such as current assets and long-term liabilities. Also covered is estimates and time tracking features as well as data maintenance. Finally, you’ll learn how to enter journal entries, customize reports, and create custom templates. All materials are included.

#69799 7 Hours, 1 Session $159.00
  SCC CBIZ,110 Janine Clover
  Thursday, Oct 24 8 AM - 4 PM

 

 

 

New How to Boost Sales Through Internet Marketing
This breakfast seminar is a brief overview and introduction of internet marketing will help your sales and marketing team understand tools, tips, and trend of growing top line sales with focus on manufacturing.

#69201 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $17.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Staff
  Tuesday, Sep 24 7:30 - 9 AM

 

 

 

Fundamentals of Technical Writing
Learn how to translate complex information into easily understood language, and how to become a wizard at marrying the art of publishing with the science of technology. Learn the secrets of successful technical writers, including technical writing conventions, interviewing skills, desktop publishing and formatting techniques, key tips for developing graphics and templates, documentation management, and how to publish documents both on paper and electronically. To register https://www.ed2go.com/secc/

#9999 24 Hours, Sessions $79.00
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Human Resources

New SHRM Essentials of HR
Human Resource issues impact every company in some way. That's why it's important to understand the fundamental issues. This HR introductory course covers real life situations and help you understand key information, skills and competences. This webinar is in partnership with NIACC.

#69802 15 Hours, 6 Sessions $699.00
Web   Elizabeth Crandon
  Thursdays, Oct 3 - Nov 7 6:30 - 9 PM

 

 

 

Athletic Coaching

Coaching Authorization Certificate
This course is designed to enable you to meet the state requirements for coaching, ethics, care and prevention of athletic injuries, anatomy, and growth and development. Upon completion students qualify to make application to the IA Board of Education Examiners for Coaching Authorization. **This class also includes the NEW mandatory CPR training.** This course meets the coursework and CPR requirement for the state's coaching authorization application. Students must purchase these books: Successful Coaching, - 4th Edition and Sport First Aid - 5th Edition.

#69889 55 Hours, Sessions $529.00
Online   Abbott, Beird & Kaufman
  , Sep 23 -

 

 

 

Leadership

Buddy to Boss
One day, they are your co-workers and buddies – the people you take coffee breaks wand socialize with – now, you’re their boss. Suddenly, you find yourself questioning what you should and shouldn’t say to your former co-workers. Your job is now about them and no longer all about you. The challenge is not only in taking on the demands of a new elevated role and the skills and knowledge required, but also making the emotional and mental transition to that of manager.

#69736 3 Hours, 1 Session $159.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Heather Woody
  Wednesday, Oct 23 9 AM - Noon

 

 

 

Business Mentoring and Coaching
Learn a coaching strategy to supplement your leadership and management strategies. Understand the qualities of great coaches, leadership coaching strategies and coaching skills. You will have the opportunity to practice coaching skills as well as experience being coached with fellow participants. This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#69808 4 Hours, 1 Session $239.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Heather Woody
  Thursday, Sep 12 8 AM - Noon

 

 

 

HR Legal Issues for Managers
Learn about the human resource function and legal issues that impact a manager’s role. Get an overview of the major employment laws and work with case studies to apply the principles learned. This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#69794 6 Hours, 1 Session $795.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Mark Hudson
  Tuesday, Oct 15 8 AM - 3 PM

 

 

 

Handling Conflict
One of the most difficult and most avoided topics in every company and relationship is that of conflict. We all learn from our past in how we handle conflict with others. Some of us have great examples and others, not so much. Everyone experiences some degree of workplace conflict; therefore, we all deserve training on how to handle it most effectively, focusing on great results and best teaming relationships. You will focus on conflict dos and don’ts. Pay close attention to a conflict roadmap that will allow a productive strategy for encouraging and following through with healthy conflict. We will take a closer look at each individual’s natural conflict style to increase awareness and become better able to effectively navigate more effective conflict situations. This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#69811 3 Hours, 1 Session $159.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Heather Woody
  Tuesday, Nov 19 9 AM - Noon

 

 

 

Communication Skills for Managers
Participants will discuss how to be a better listener and how to coach an employee to change their performance to meet expectations. Practice giving feedback to employees through role-play. Whether communicating to your team members, peers or your own manager, this course will help you hone both your communication and influencing skills, helping you deliver the right message for winning outcomes. This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#69796 6 Hours, 1 Session $459.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Don McKee
  Tuesday, Dec 10 9 AM - 4 PM

 

 

 

Fostering Diversity in the Workplace
Learn how people from different backgrounds and experiences contribute to the richness and the competitive edge of any organization. Explore ways to create an atmosphere of inclusion, understanding and appreciation for individuals who will enhance creativity, collaboration and increase overall team performance. This course is approved for the Effective Management Certificate.

#69800 6 Hours, 1 Session $459.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Celina Peerman
  Thursday, Jan 23 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

 

 

 

Retention Tools: The Value of a Stay Interview
Retention Tools: The Value of a Stay Interview based on research by Richard Finnegan, this session will explore different kinds of employee retention tools with focus on the stay interview. Building trusting relationships, asking probing questions, and developing opportunities to have meaningful conversations with employees about what motivates them to stay with your company will be one of the key competitive advantages of being an employer of choice. Discussion and activities will offer tools that all participants can apply immediately on the job.

#69813 3.5 Hours, 1 Session $329.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Celina Peerman
  Tuesday, Dec 3 8:30 AM - Noon

 

 

 

Supervision Certificate
Leader, manager, supervisor, team leader – no matter what your official title, you’re expected to get the job done through others. This course provides new and experienced supervisors with the tools and skills for building personal confidence in their leadership role. You will see the relevance of the training, rapidly acquire the skills, and quickly put them to use on the job. Attend all twelve modules and earn a Certificate in Supervision. Our program is designed for anyone who manages people in manufacturing, retail or service industries.

#69722 36 Hours, 12 Sessions $1,195.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Terry Durbin
  Wednesdays, Sep 25 - Dec 11 8 - 11 AM

 

 

 

Supervision Survival Skills
This training program is designed for new managers and non-managers interested in or identified for promotion. Knowledge gained in this program will enable you to avoid some of the hard lessons that come from on-the-job learning. Applicable in manufacturing, service, and retail organizations, this seminar presents the fundamental leadership and communication skills and techniques required to manage employees effectively. Content of this training covers the first two modules of the Supervision Certificate.

#69726 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $197.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Terry Durbin
  Wednesdays, Sep 25 & Oct 2 8 - 11 AM

 

 

 

Social Media

Social Media Certificate
This certificate will take you through a series of classes that will not only take your business to the next level, but help you build skills to navigate social media to gain a competitive edge. You will understand the functions of the different platforms and how to use them together. Learn new skills to achieve recognition for your business and to generate free leads. Classes include: Basics of Social Media for Business, Visual Media in Marketing, Pimp my Profile: LinkedIn for Professionals, Email Marketing, Blogging for Business, Facebook Advertising: Big Ideas for Small Business, Tagging for Business Optimization, and Social Media Final Project. This special price covers the cost for classes between Sep - Dec 2017 and does not include any additional make-up classes or projects.

  32 Hours, 12 Sessions $425.00
  SCC WB,111 Helmick & Ebbing
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Basics of Social Media for Business
Learn to use Social Media FREE marketing. Understand the different platforms and how to use them, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, eBay, YouTube and much more. Understand the top five things that make social media different than traditional marketing. Work through the top five difficult questions when using social media marketing. This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#69755 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $89.00
  SCC CBIZ,110 Samantha Helmick
  Tue & Thu, Oct 15 & 17 8 - 11 AM

 

 

 

Blogging for Business
As marketing grows increasingly informal and conversational with customers, blogs are becoming one of the most important social media tools for business. Learn about successful blogging practices as demonstrated by mega corporations, mid-sized companies, and small Mom & Pop establishments. Discover and build your audience with creative tactics, quality content and analytics. Share your business plan and service options through the engaging and relatable voice of your own perspective. This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#69807 4 Hours, 1 Session $59.00
  SCC CBIZ,110 Samantha Helmick
  Thursday, Oct 31 8 AM - Noon

 

 

 

Facebook Advertising: Big Ideas for Small Business
Still think Facebook is a fad? Advertisers of all shapes and sizes are finding ways to leverage the social media giant’s 1.7 billion users. You know you don’t need to reach everyone on Facebook, but engaging even a teeny-tiny fraction of users who live in your corner of the world could do a lot for your business. Learn how to use Facebook’s advertising tools to reach, engage and motivate your customers. Also learn tips on what to say, how to say it, and when. This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#69806 4 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC CBIZ,110 Jeff Ebbing
  Tuesdays, Nov 12 & 19 4:30 - 6:30 PM

 

 

 

Tagging for Business Optimization
Harness the power of the hashtag to enable your customers (and future customers) to search and discover your business content on social media. Learn about metadata marketing and how to word weight tag subjects, events, people and geolocations to piggyback on their momentum and connect your business with trending topics. This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#69809 4 Hours, 1 Session $59.00
  SCC CBIZ,110 Samantha Helmick
  Wednesday, Dec 4 8 AM - Noon

 

 

 

Email Marketing in a Candy Crush World
Wish there was a way to magically deliver a message straight to the hands of your customers? There is: email! Learn how to start your own email marketing program. Learn how to use automated tools, get ideas for content, understand when to schedule, see how to grow your list, drive customers to your website, measure your efforts, and more. This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#69810 4 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC CBIZ,110 Jeff Ebbing
  Tuesdays, Dec 10 & 17 4:30 - 6:30 PM

 

 

 

Visual Media In Social Media Marketing
While traditional marketing techniques tell your story to customers, visual media marketing shows your story and lets them see first-hand what you have to offer. Learn how to utilize innovative approaches to sharing your company’s content through various formats, such as video loops, live streaming, images and text, on multiple social networks for better customer engagement. Develop a visual media marketing strategy to captivate your audience, capitalize on visual media trends, and take your brand narrative to the next level. This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#69797 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $89.00
  SCC CBIZ,110 Samantha Helmick
  Tue & Thu, Jan 14 & 16 8 - 11 AM

 

 

 

Pimp My Profile: LinkedIn for Professionals
You know you should be using LinkedIn for networking, but it’s all a mystery: connections, profiles, endorsements, groups. Where do you start? Your LinkedIn profile is your business card, your resume, your soapbox, and your rolodex – all in one. Learn how to pimp your profile and get noticed. Then see how you can leverage LinkedIn’s other features to grow your network and build influence. This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#69814 2 Hours, 1 Session $39.00
  SCC CBIZ,110 Jeff Ebbing
  Tuesday, Jan 21 4:30 - 6:30 PM

 

 

 

Social Media Certificate Final Project
Attending all Social Media Certificate classes is strongly recommended before taking the final project and will no be considered complete until all parts of the Final Project Guidelines are met. The Final Project consists of two parts: first, meeting the attendance requirement for the Social Media certificate classes: Basics of Social Media for Business, Blogging for Business, Facebook Advertising: Big Ideas for Small Business, Pimp my Profile: LinkedIn for Professionals, Twitter Tagging for Business Optimization, and Visual Media in Social Media Marketing, and second, presentation of the final Social Media Marketing Plan which meets the provided guidelines. This course is approved for the Social Media Certificate.

#69803 2 Hours, 1 Session $39.00
  SCC CBIZ,110 Helmick & Ebbing
  Tuesdays, Jan 28 4:30 - 6:30 PM

 

 

 

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